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Holly Jahangiri
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Incorrigible writer, author of books for all ages!
Incorrigible writer, author of books for all ages!

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Your writing prompt for Halloween is inspired by a post by children’s author, Dee Leone:     I’m not at all sure she meant for that to inspire tales of terror, but since she’s not been seen online since posting this (as of my posting this, anyway), I…
The Haunted Pizza
The Haunted Pizza
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Could’ve been five, with the soap bottle. I was so surprised to see diamonds dripping from the faucet, this morning, that I scorched the toast. Scorched toast is so brittle, so breakable; half of it crumbled into tiny bits that got washed into the drain,…
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A message in a bottle, washed ashore, probably on a deserted island, a short swim from the castaways. Or maybe it’s landed on a touristy beach, to be spotted by two teens on spring break, as they stroll awkwardly, arm in arm, along the surf’s edge. Will…
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What do you think of, when you read the word “swollen”? Which of those things would you choose to draw, and post online? I was leaning towards a pregnant belly, but that isn’t exactly “swollen.” It’s normal and beautiful, large and fecund… But the thing…
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I don’t draw humans. When I try, I scribble over their faces to save them embarrassment. But I think I got the angles right. Or maybe I’m just obtuse. Reference Image
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Trying new things doesn’t always go perfectly the first, second, third, or hundredth time. But you can’t succeed at anything if you don’t try. You can’t know if you want to succeed if you don’t try. Maybe you know that the potential cost of failure…
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I will never understand the hatred of the semicolon. It is a useful and correct punctuation mark, if ever there was one. It has saved me, many times, from being run over by a run-on sentence. A run-on sentence is like the grafting of a lemon tree and a…
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The kind of art I aspire to takes patience. Precision. The hardest part isn’t the sketching. And technique can be learned, practiced, and improved. But patience, particularly with myself, is not my greatest virtue. Tempus fugit. Reference Image
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Thanks to my husband, J. J., for helping me to interpret today’s prompt in a way that wasn’t overly complicated! “It’s harder than it looks, drawing a brain. Easier than crocheting one, but not as easy as it looks.” “Just draw a walnut. That’ll get the…
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I like this one. It’s a peaceful image, isn’t it? I have been craving a swim in the ocean. Maybe not quite deep enough to encounter one of these immense creatures, but I envy this smiling fellow, just a little bit. Reference Image
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